Questions

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Lawn Pro's, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Lawn Pro's

    Lawn Pro's LawnSite Member
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    I'm wondering if I should get a partner to help in the work. I've only been up and running about 3 months and I've got 8 customers that I mow regularly and I'm thinking about expanding and advertising. I'm in South East Texas and it's so hot right now , I'm just wondering what advise someone with more experience running a lawn care business might have to offer.

    Thanks
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Stick it out or hang it up, sorry to be blunt.
     
  3. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,327

    Are you planning on working full time, or just a few hours on the weekends? 8 accounts isn't that much unless it's just on your weekends, you would probably be loosing money if you hired someone else right now. Maybe if you got a lot more business though, you could hire someone else.
     
  4. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
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    You defiantely don't need a partenr for 8 accounts. I'd work as long as I can alone...
     
  5. Lawn Pro's

    Lawn Pro's LawnSite Member
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    Well I appreciate the honesty. I do plan to expand as I was just mowing all 8 in a day by myself in about 6 hours. But if I end up mowing full time I'll need the extra help. I'm more or less mowing as a second job I'm off every other 7 days so I do have time to take on more.
     
  6. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    Wow!!! It surprises me how many people are so fast to give there profit away to employees. By the time you pay for your insurance, fuel, payroll, workman’s comp, and all the maintenance you will have…you won’t have any money.

    Don’t even think about employees until you have at least 45 residential accounts. If you cant do that many alone then they are ether huge accounts or you don’t need to be in this business.
     
  7. Lawn Pro's

    Lawn Pro's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    I guess I'll continue on by myself for awhile. I'm still new to the lawn care business so I appreciate the advice and insite from yall.
     
  8. Lawn Pro's

    Lawn Pro's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    Anyone like the Lawn Pro Software?
     
  9. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    it sucks!!!! dont waste your money
     
  10. Lawn Pro's

    Lawn Pro's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    what would you recommend?
     

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